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Travel Company Surf Patch Comments on an Article Published by The Examiner About TSA Staff Changes


Following a recent article from The Examiner detailing recent firings and suspensions of TSA officials at a New Jersey airport, Surf Patch responds.

Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

On October 29, 2012, travel company Surf Patch released a statement in response to a recent announcement by the Transportation Security Administration, planning to severely change their staff at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. This has the potential to severely change the airport's ability to allow passengers to fly clear.

According to The Examiner, the TSA intends to fire twenty-five screeners as well as give two-week, unpaid suspensions to nineteen more. The union representing these forty-four workers, the American Federation of Government Employees, announced that they will appeal efforts of the TSA to go through with these plans. These dismissals/suspensions follow on the heels of a report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General detailing security breaches in airports throughout the country.

Due to these dismissals and suspensions, travel company, Surf Patch, has chosen to comment on this article. World traveler Takara Licausi commented, “In this economy, it is troubling to see more people lose jobs.” She continued, “What is a concern is how this will affect traffic moving within Newark Airport. Will this cause longer waits to get through security?”

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